2013 Archive of Announcements
New online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections are posted monthly; you can also search for recently added items. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.
Colonial State Papers
Colonial State Papers provides users with access to primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database.
WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)
The Libraries has worked with the School of Management to provide easier access for the Mason community to content on the WRDS platform. This includes remote access to Compustat/Research Insight and the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP). An individual account is required; click the link above to request one.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables are available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.
Note: Current platform requires Java. Planned 2014 upgrade will eliminate this software requirement.
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference
This resource searches the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Users can search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, census-tract/block group level. This product provides summary information as well as detailed line item views.
Asian Film Online
Asian Film Online is an online streaming video collection of narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts. With Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers relevant perspectives and insights.
Conference Board’s Business & Economic Portfolio
The Conference Board Business and Economics Portfolio provides access to historical data for economic indicators used by governments, CEOs, economists, risk and portfolio managers, and others who track economies and markets. The Conference Board makes this data available in Excel spreadsheets and proprietary charts. The datasets include: Leading economic indicators; Consumer Confidence Indices; Employment Trends Indices; Measure of CEO confidence indices; Total Economy database; and more.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
This database provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
New search platform enhances research by permitting simultaneous cross searching of primary and secondary materials as well as different subjects and genres. Additionally this resource unifies the cross searching capabilities between the two extensive collections of Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Features include visualization of term frequency over time, and workflow tools such as adding notes and tags (available by creating a personal or group account).
Naxos Music Library Jazz
Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] offers a large selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others. Access limited to 5 simultaneous users.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Digital Microfilm hosts selected local and national microfilmed newspapers for simultaneous online viewing and retrieval. Featuring the microfilm editions of titles such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, users can view these and many other local and national titles online and in their original full-image.
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
Assessment in Education provides a focus for scholarly output in the field of assessment. The journal is explicitly international in focus and encourages contributions from a wide range of assessment systems and cultures. The intention is to explore both commonalities and differences in policy and practice.
Civil Engineering Abstracts
This database provides indexing and abstracts from more than 4,000 current serial and non-serial titles, including content from ASCE and ICE. The database currently includes over 1M records from periodicals, conference papers, trade journals, magazines, books, patents and technical reports, with indexing back to the early 1960s. It covers all civil aspects from architecture, structural design and construction engineering to environmental, seismic engineering and forensics.
Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
This bibliographic database provides worldwide literature on the latest theoretical research and practical applications, in the field of computer science and information systems technology. Areas of coverage range from artificial intelligence to software engineering.
Copper Technical Reference Library
This database encompasses all aspects of copper, its alloys and its compounds. From mining and extractive metallurgy, to antimicrobial properties, to use of copper in semiconductors, this database gathers information from academic journals, conferences and trade literature.
Corrosion Abstracts (Full Archive)
This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on corrosion science and engineering, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance and equipment for many industries.
COS Conference Papers Index
This database provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.
Electronics and Communications Abstracts (Full archive)
This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on circuits, components and materials, photonics, control and systems, telecommunications, equipment and instrumentation, power systems and electrical engineering.
Engineered Materials Abstracts (Full archive)
This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on engineered materials such as polymers, plastics, rubber, ceramics and composites. The database addresses manufacturing practices, properties and applications of these materials.
Engineering Research Database
Bibliographic coverage of the international serial and non-serial literature for research in civil, earthquake, environmental, mechanical, transportation engineering, forensic engineering, engineering services, education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, mathematics/computation, design, construction, and latest technological developments.
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
This multidisciplinary database provides coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is interdisciplinary in scope and integrates the fields of environmental toxicology; environmental, analytical, and molecular chemistry; ecology; physiology; biochemistry; microbiology; genetics; genomics; environmental engineering; chemical, environmental, and biological modeling; epidemiology; and earth sciences. ET&C seeks to publish papers describing original experimental or theoretical work that significantly advances understanding in the area of environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry and hazard/risk assessment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review publishes essays on all aspects of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work. The journal includes academic articles, book reviews, and review essays. It is interdisciplinary in approach and analyses all areas of interpretation as they apply to Fitzgerald and his times. While the centrality of The Great Gatsby is recognized, the journal is also advances interest in his other novels, short stories, nonfiction, drama, and literary criticism. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review is published on behalf of F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
GeoRef In Process
This database contains records that are, literally, in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. The majority of the records originate from non-English language literature that was not necessarily published recently. GeoRef In Process does NOT contain the most current records and should not be confused with a database of Recent References.
History of European Ideas
History of European Ideas is devoted to the intellectual history of Europe from the Renaissance onwards. It is interdisciplinary in that it publishes articles on the history of ideas in a number of different fields: political and economic thought and international relations, philosophy, natural philosophy and science, theology and literature.
This database is a comprehensive index to publications on Islamic subjects throughout the world. Records cover over 100 years, from 1906 to the present. The scope includes the Middle East, the Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere in the world. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.
International Journal of Inclusive Education
The International Journal of Inclusive Education provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue on inclusive education for all educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the form and nature of schools, universities and technical colleges.
International Journal on Media Management
The International Journal on Media Management provides a global examination of the fields of media and telecommunications management, with an emphasis on management issues. The goal of the journal is to offer a close analysis of new industry structures, organizational forms, and critical competencies in the changing media environment. The journal serves as a forum for discussion, bringing together academics and industry figures to explore the transition from “classic” to “new” media and to identify the factors that will determine organizational and economic success in a fast-changing and converging environment.
School Effectiveness and School Improvement
School Effectiveness and School Improvement presents information on educational effectiveness, practice and policy-making across primary, secondary and higher education. The Editors believe that the educational progress of all students, regardless of family background and economic status, is the key indicator of effectiveness and improvement in schools.
APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, Vol.1: Theory and Research
In the United States, multicultural psychology has referred to both international and domestic multiculturalism, with the former usually labeled as cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology and the latter as racial and ethnic minority psychology. In an article seeking to integrate cross-cultural psychology research methods into ethnic minority psychology, Leong, Leung, and Cheung (2010) proposed that advances in both fields would be facilitated if there was greater cross-fertilization, especially in methodological approaches, because proponents in both fields are interested in studying and understanding the role and impact of culture on human behavior.
APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, Vol.2: Applications and Training
This handbook discusses issues in multicultural psychology.
Business Expert Press eBooks
Business Expert Press’s Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy. They’re written by international authorities, specifically for students seeking bachelors or masters degrees.
Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy
Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy (EEEP), established as an IAEE publication in 2012, is policy oriented. It provides a scholarly and research-based, yet easily read and accessible source of information on contemporary economic thinking and analysis of policy issues in the interface between energy and environmental economics.
Elibro colección: Cátedra
e-Libro is an electronic Spanish-language platform devoted to research, with a focus on academic institutions. This site enables search, browse, and preview all of the e-books and other authoritative material that e-Libro offers from leading publishers.
Media Education Foundation – Full Collection
We offer a sophisticated, customizable video platform, providing secure delivery of video content and an easy-to-use system ensuring students can simultaneously access and view this content at a time and place of their choice, on any smart device
Aviakosmicheskaia i ekologicheskaia meditsina
A scholarly magazine devoted to studies of impacts on living organisms of natural, industrial and daily factors. Publishes works by researchers of the State Research and Testing Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine of the Russian Federation Defense Ministry, original articles and reviews of scientific publications in the field.
European Journal of Teacher Education
Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) publishes educational research which investigates theory, policy and practice in teacher education at pre-service and in-service levels predominantly in the countries of Europe. Examines activities which develop and enhance the professional competences of teachers, during initial, induction and in-service phases of their careers. Such activities may be offered by institutes for higher education, by government departments (or ministries) of education, by schools as employers of teachers, by teachers themselves and by any other commercial or non-commercial initiative.
International Geosynthestics Society (IGS) publishes current technology in research, design innovation, new materials and construction practice. Encompasses the whole spectrum of products, from polymeric to natural fiber products used to solve civil engineering problems to, as well research, behavior, performance analysis, testing, design, construction methods, case histories and field experience.
Independent Voices is a set of digital collections of 20th-century U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press. The digitized materials are broadly described as serials “produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBTs, anarchists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines."
International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering
Forum for recent developments in the theoretical and practical aspects of safety and security engineering, an interdisciplinary area of research and applications that brings together in a systematic way many disciplines of engineering, from the traditional to the most technologically advanced. Includes such topics as crisis management; security engineering; natural disasters and emergencies; terrorism; IT security; man-made hazards; risk management; control; protection and mitigation issues. Emphasis is given to the study of multifactor risk impact.
Journal of Education for Teaching
(JET) is an established international refereed periodical which publishes original contributions on the subject of teacher education. The journal interprets ’teacher education’ in the widest sense, to include initial training, in-service education and the broad field of staff development, discusses scholarly discussions of new issues, reports of research projects and surveys of research work in particular fields, and contributions to current debates in teacher education throughout the world, generally or on specific issues.
International, comparative, multidisciplinary journal on contemporary and historical cases. Provides in-depth analyses of the ideologies, philosophies, interests, and policies that underpin peacebuilding programs and initiatives. Includes debates being held by policymakers, civil society personnel, scholars and students. Perspectives incorporate first-person, theoretical, and methodological innovations, along with topics such as ethnographic work, post-conflict societies, donors, and international participants. Periodically includes reports on the work of major donors and the Peacebuilding Commission, or other notable organizations in the field.
World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1
World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 2
Online access to more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922, featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries. Provides a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. Chronicles the evolution of Latin America over two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Series 2 adds additional titles, expanding the geographic coverage to include Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize, during years of 1822-1922. Publisher plans to expand Series 2 back through years from 1805-1822 (August 2013).
Algebra & number Theory
ANT’s inclusive definition of algebra and number theory allows it to print research covering a wide range of subtopics, including algebraic and arithmetic geometry. ANT publishes high-quality articles of interest to a broad readership, at a level surpassing all but the top four or five mathematics journals. It exists in both print and electronic forms.
Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
The encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource covering the diverse field of applied linguistics. It brings together historic and emerging areas of research within applied linguistics. The resource combines individual entries ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 words, with longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed overview of key developments and ideas. Covers 31 key areas of the field, including Language teaching and learning, Bilingual education, Language policy and planning, Assessment and evaluation, Corpus linguistics, Discourse and conversation analysis, the Neurobiology of language, Literacy, and technology and language.
Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning provides an up-to-date, broad, and authoritative coverage of theories and philosophies used in the sciences of learning and adjacent sciences from their very beginnings to the present. This modern compendium is an indispensable source of information for scientists, educators, engineers, and technical staff active in all fields related to the learning of animals, humans, or machines … It supplies clear and precise explanations of the theoretical terms, cross-references to related content, and up-to-date references to important research and publications.
Inland Waters: Journal of the International Society of Limnology
Inland Waters is the peer-reviewed, scholarly outlet for original papers that advance science within the framework of the International Society of Limnology (SIL). The journal promotes understanding of inland aquatic ecosystems and their management. Subject matter parallels the content of SIL Congresses, and submissions based on presentations are encouraged.
International Historical Statistics
International Historical Statistics is an impressive and peerless collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. It is a truly interdisciplinary product that will prove a valuable resource to those researching and studying Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Politics, Sociology and Statistical Studies.
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics
Involve showcases and encourages high-quality mathematical research involving students from all academic levels. The editorial board consists of mathematical scientists committed to nurturing student participation in research.
Patty’s Industrial Hygiene 6th Edition
Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology has served occupational health and toxicology professionals for over 50 years. This revision, completely revised and updated, is available online allowing access to the information needed in library, office, or lab. Online edition has been logically organized into two discrete works - Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Patty’s Toxicology.
Now in its sixth Edition, Patty’s has served occupational health and toxicology professionals for over 50 years. This revision, completely revised and updated, is available online allowing access to the information needed in your library, office, or lab. Online edition has been logically organized into two discrete works -Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Patty’s Toxicology.
Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film
The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film provides a chronological portrait of American film history from its origins to the present day. Taken as a whole, the essays in this collection represent a comprehensive and nuanced overview of American film history from the intersecting perspectives of industry, audiences, aesthetics, culture, politics, issues, and ideology.
Ambrose Video 2.0
Collection of streaming video clips and programs, including award-winning materials in social studies, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. Contributors include British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), as well as public television and array of content professionals. System requirements: High-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable, no dial-up), audio capabilities (sound card), and media player or browser plugin for Flash video or Windows. GMU collection of media is a subscribed subset of the total offerings (see Tab “Institutional Access”).
American Mathematical Society
Papers presented at symposia, summer research institutes, and summer research conferences sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and other organizations.
Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics
The symposia in applied mathematics have been held under the auspices of the American Mathematical Society and other organizations since 1967. In this series, Volume 21 and most subsequent volumes consist of the proceedings of short courses sponsored by the AMS and held at the time of the January meetings.
Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics
Each volume in this series includes papers, many of a survey/expository nature, on a specific active area of mathematics. These papers were presented at symposia, summer research institutes, and summer research conferences sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and other organizations.
APA Handbooks in Psychology
Collection of reference books for both overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology.
APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook -
Volume 1. Foundations, influences, and expressions of addiction.
Volume 2. Recovery, prevention, and other issues.
APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis -
Volume 1. Methods and Principles.
Volume 2. Translating principles into practice.
APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology -
Volume 1. Theories, research, and methods.
Volume 2. Practice, Interventions, and Applications
APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
Volume 1: Context, theory, and research.
Volume 2: An Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology
Vol. 1: Test Theory and Testing and Assessment in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Vol. 2: Testing and Assessment in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Vol. 3: Testing and Assessment in School Psychology and Education
Browzine (app for electronic devices)
Mason Libraries now offer access to BrowZine, a new tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor most of the Libraries’ journals – all from your iPad and/or Android tablet. BrowZine includes thousands of journals, from Open Access publishers such as BioMed Central and PLoS, as well as content from Mason Libraries’ journal subscriptions, including such publishers as ACS, ACM, Elsevier, IEEE, Nature Publishing, Springer, SAGE, Wiley - and more. BrowZine will continue to expand, adding new titles and features for scholarly researchers. [App for tablet readers]
Comprehensive Physiology is comprehensive collection of physiology information built on foundation of content from the American Physiological Society’s Handbook of Physiology (HoP) series. Resources focus on capturing the full breadth and depth of the evolving science of physiology. New and updated materials will be published in a quarterly serial format. Written for academic scientists and in the life sciences as well as advanced students in the life sciences and medicine, instructors in these disciplines, and academic clinicians.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide. This complete view of conference proceedings and their impact on global research provides access to cited reference searching to track emerging ideas and new research beyond what is covered in journal literature. Two editions: 1) sciences; 2) social sciences.
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online is an interdisciplinary, trans-historical, and global project embracing women and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present. The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a groundbreaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.
Handbook of Psychology – 2nd Edition
Reference resource covers the broad scope of psychological science and practice.
Historical Newspapers: Baltimore Sun, The (1837-1986)
Historical newspaper collection provides coverage from 1837 to 1987 published in Baltimore, Maryland. Full text is delivered through the ProQuest Historical Newspapers platform and provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who
Resource for information on all the countries of the world, including territories and federal states; all significant international and national organizations, from the United Nations to economic and trade organizations. It also includes comprehensive biographical profiles of over 6,000 of the most important people in the world today.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Professional resource for information about visual impairment and blindness. The international peer-reviewed journal of record in the field delivers current research and best practice information, commentary from authoritative experts on critical topics, and a calendar of important events.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed video journal. JoVE Behavior includes both observational and experimental techniques that seek to understand human and animal behavior, implicated brain regions, related physiological changes, and underlying genetic causes.
Medicine, science and the law
Medicine, Science and the Law is the official journal of the British Academy for Forensic Science (BAFS). It is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of forensic science and medicine. Through a variety of authoritative research articles submitted from across the globe, it covers a range of topical medico-legal issues. The journal keeps readers informed of developments and trends by reporting, discussing and debating current issues of importance in forensic practice.
Oxford African American Studies Center
Reference resource focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Content includes primary source documents, biographies, images, maps, film clips, sound recordings, and thematic timelines. Content is searchable by subject category and era.
ProQuest History Vault:
Archival collections document the Black Freedom Struggle and the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960–1975
Covers U.S. involvement in the region from the Kennedy administration, through war escalation during the Johnson administration, final resolution at the Paris Peace Talks and troop evacuation in 1973. Includes U.S. foreign policy, as well as ground events on the ground in Vietnam, and accounts from State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and U.S. Armed forces. Collections also highlight all of the most important foreign policy issues facing the United States between 1960 and 1975.
ProQuest History Vault: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records
Module one (Federal government records) is comprised of 36 collections from federal government agencies and contains records on the major milestones and events in the civil rights movement.
ProQuest History Vault: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part One
Module two (Organizational records and personal papers) consists of 37 collections of organizational records and personal papers and contains records of civil rights organization and personal papers on African American life in the 20th century.
Royal Society of Chemistry eBooks
The RSC eBook Collection is a definitive reference for the chemical sciences. Over 1000 books, equating to over 20,000 chapters spanning more than 40 years, have been brought together and digitized as fully-searchable PDF files. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.
Sonopedia HD Sound Effects Library
This general high definition sound effects library provides media professionals with loopable sounds and sets of sound motion that allow flexibility and editorial selection. Compatible with Mac and PC, Pro Tools, Soundminer, NetMix, iTunes, and other popular sound library search engines. All sound effects are descriptively named and intuitively categorized for easy browsing.
SRDS Media Database (Local Market Audience Analyst)
Online consumer market and media research service from SRDS and Nielsen that provides demographic, segmentation, and targeting data.
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources from the Graff Collection about the American West, including tales of frontier life, Native Americans, vigilantes, and outlaws, and the growth of urban centers and environmental impact of westward expansion and of life in the borderlands.
Assistive Technology (Atomic Learning)
This is a package of short, show-and-tell video tutorials that enable educators and students to use and apply assistive technology. Tutorials focus on: software accessibility training, special education software and assistive technology devices.
Financial Times Historical Archive
The Financial Times Historical Archive,1888-2009, is a complete facsimile run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper.
National Geographic Magazine Archive
National Geographic Virtual Library provides a cross-searchable platform for the Society publications including maps, videos, and images as well as the Magazine.
Science of Synthesis
Science of Synthesis now provides some 28,000 generally applicable synthetic methods with more than 250,000 reactions for over 2,700 different kinds of organic compounds. The Electronic Backfile (1909 to 2003) provides immediate access to 146 000 product specific experimental procedures, 580 000 structures, and 700 000 references in all fields of synthetic organic chemistry – dating back to the early 1800s.
Spaceflight : a historical encyclopedia
Seven hundred alphabetically arranged entries chronicle the history of space exploration, from the 1950s to the 2008 Space Shuttle and Soyuz flights.
Wiley-Blackwell AGU Digital Library
American Geophysical Union, scientific society specific to Earth and space science book program including access to research from 1956 through 2008 containing a rich historical foundation for current work across the Geosciences. It is necessary to search for the American Geophysical Union selections upon following link.
Full access to a selection of more than 4000 engineering articles and content from world renowned McGraw-Hill publications including books such as Marks’ Standard handbook for mechanical engineers (10th ed.), Perry’s chemical engineers handbook (7th ed.), Standard handbook for electrical engineers (14th ed.), Roark’s formulas for stress and strain (7th ed.) and many more.
African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
Part of the Readex America’s Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States–those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (OH), Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.
American Journal of Recreation Therapy
The latest research, techniques, and advances from academics, practitioners, and other healthcare providers in the use of recreational intervention aimed at improving the functioning of individuals with illness or other disabling conditions, including dementia, brain injury, substance abuse, physical and mental challenges, and psychiatric disorders in settings including rehabilitation hospitals, mental-health and addiction facilities, hospitals, schools, park departments, elder-care services, and human service agencies.
Bibliography of British and Irish History
The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available – from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, available online from 2002 to 2009. The Bibliography aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900 and has been enriched by co-operation with other projects. Data from the London’s Past Online project were added to the database in January 2003 and the first batch of data from Irish History Online was added in August 2004, with further batches from both projects being added later. From the end of 2006 the Bibliography has co-operated with teams working under the auspices of the Scottish Historical Review Trust which will henceforth edit the primarily Scottish titles in the database. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
The CareerShift search tool returns results from every career site and job board. It allows users to save and organize all relevant jobs that meet their search criteria and provides access to up-to-date, in-depth information about companies posting jobs. Users are able to create a confidential account to set up personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters, and to record and save their correspondence history.
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Online access to First Encyclopaedia of Islam, Encyclopaedia of Islam (second edition, English and French edition), Encyclopaedia of Islam (three), and Historical atlas of Islam. Access restricted to subscribers only.
IEEE-MIT Press eBooks Library
The Computing & Engineering Collection-E-books collection ~450 titles and growing, with over half dealing with computer-related fields of study. Disciplines include computer science and engineering technologies such as artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology, and electrical engineering. This collection is a partnership between IEEE and the MIT Press.
Literary Market Place
Directory of the international book publishing industry, including publishers, literary agents, and trade services. Combination of current Literary market place and International literary market place.
New World Cinema
Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present: The collection includes approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and the Global Films Initiative. All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have major awards. Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music
Oxford Bibliographies in Music combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and a traditional bibliography in a style tailored to meet the needs of today’s online researchers. Each article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, is rich with citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways to the most important works for virtually all areas of music.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. Offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and environmental and sustainability issues in such categories as energy systems, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, economics, and ecology. Allows users to navigate by issue, organization, and country portals. Includes news, video, primary source documents, interactive maps, contextual multimedia, customizable journals, and news and refereed case studies.
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
The International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC) contains information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism and is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues, combining deep background from scholarly writings with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publisher and timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum.
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, produced by NISC, is a systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century; will be comprised of numerous collections to be released over many years, including a variety of material types–monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more–in one cross-searchable location.
Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.
Science Direct (Elsevier)
Spanning 22 subject collections within the science and technology disciplines and key health science disciplines, the SciVerse ScienceDirect eBooks will include nearly 700 titles from Elsevier’s most current 2013 collection. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services.
Four large subject-based e-book collections from Springer will add over 2,000 titles published in 2013 to VIVA’s collection. These four subjects include Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Earth and Environmental Science. We also received complimentary archival access to the 2005 collections in these subject areas. Springer is a leading global scientific publisher that provides researchers in academia, scientific institutions, and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and service
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Development Case Studies
Since 1971, the Urban Land Institute has been publishing case studies describing the development process of projects that are both innovative in their markets and financially successful. Originally titled Project Reference Files, the case studies were published in print form until 1997, when they were digitized and made available in an electronic database, known as ULI Development Case Studies. Must have a ULI username and password to access.
Vault Online Career Library
Includes downloadable career guides, over 3,000 company snapshots, industry overviews, occupational profiles, over 1,100 career advice articles, and open forums for networking and discussing career issues and related concerns.
EIU Market Indicators and Forecast
Database of economic indicators and forecasts; demographic information as well as consumption and industry data on major markets worldwide.
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.
Biography Index Past and Present (H.W. Wilson)
Indexes English language biographical articles from periodicals and books, including autobiographies, bibliographies, biographies, critical studies, fiction and drama, pictorial works, poetry, juvenile literature, obituaries, journals, collections of letters, book reviews and interviews. Covers 1946-present.
Black Studies in Video (North America)
In partnership with California Newsreel, the oldest non-profit social issue documentary film center in the country, this collection includes cutting-edge racial justice and diversity films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Additionally, Black Studies in Video features access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
British Literary Manuscripts Online
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
China Geo-Explorer is an intelligence spatial data service offered by the University of Michigan China Data Center, in collaboration with the All China Market Research Co., Ltd and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.
Classical Music in Video
Searchable database for the study of classical music in streaming video format. At completion it will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and master classes captured on video–approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Coverage of musical time periods spans Medieval to the 21st century, and performances cover historical recordings from the 1950s up to the most current recordings today.
Classical Scores Library: Volume 2
This database of musical study scores in PDF format will expand to over 10,000 scores in the coming years. Both licensed materials under copyright (in and out-of-print music) and public domain materials are included. Major classical repertoire from medieval to contemporary will be covered when the library is complete. One can search by composer, title keyword, genre, musical period, score type, instrument and scoring, language, date of composition, & publisher.
Current Biography Illustrated
Current Biography Illustrated (TM) contains more than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries, with photographs, from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present.
DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics,DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.
Morningstar Document Research
Provides real-time online access and full-text search of SEC filings in the EDGAR system. Users can view the latest SEC filings of more than 68,000 companies as well as older filings.. EDGAR archives go back to 1994, and there is a pre-EDGAR historical index (listing) of all SEC filings back to 1966. The full text of ADR filings are available and paper submissions are listed. Also provides company profiles, lists of current and historical insider trading reports, “no action” letters, and the SEC News Digest database, which provides information on recent Commission actions and upcoming Commission meetings. The SEC News Digest database covers Feb. 2002-present.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Education
Education is a highly active field. From teacher retention strategies to early childhood development, the study of education features a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science. The multidisciplinary nature of education makes it challenging to stay informed regarding applicable areas. Moreover, much of the relevant scholarship has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases. Thus, there are consistently new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical concepts to take into account. With Oxford Bibliographies in Education, students and scholars now have a reliable, selective, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies
Cinema and media studies includes a dizzying array of subfields: film history, television studies, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies, popular culture, and the study of the moving image. Because the boundaries of the discipline are continuously debated and because technology is constantly changing, students and scholars find it difficult if not impossible to keep up with all the literature in their areas of expertise. Even familiar subjects such as a national cinema or the work of a canonical filmmaker are becoming less familiar as new approaches and new research redefine the field. Meanwhile, a colossal amount of information – good and bad, important and useless — now clutters the Internet. Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies has recruited many of the finest scholars in cinema and media studies to chart a path through the information thicket and toward a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and Web sites. With frequent updates, Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies is an essential resource for students, faculty, and researchers.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics
Oxford Bibliographies Online is an entirely new type of online resource: a library of authoritative, discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Each module is a dynamic bibliographic tool containing a hierarchical body of interwoven entries designed to help students and scholars move through the most important scholarship, commentary, and resources in a specific area of research.
Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriot Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
“The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748-1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents span nearly a century (1739-1830) and provide a window on politics, social events, and people of the late colonial and early national periods. They richly detail the daily life of maintaining family ties and managing households and plantations. Pinckney’s correspondence illustrates the importance of women’s social connections and transatlantic friendships. Horry’s correspondence documents the strength of personal ties that linked the elite families of the North and the South to each other even as connections were threatened by disputes over slavery, commercial differences, and political and constitutional conflict.